Armored Car Drivers at Second Company Join Walkout


A strike of armored car drivers expanded Tuesday as 120 Brinks Inc. employees left their jobs, joining more than 400 workers from Armored Transport of California Inc., who walked out Monday.

The Brinks employees are protesting cuts in pay, reductions in benefits, changes in working conditions and the company’s failure to recognize the Armored Truck Employees Assn., according to Robert Brodie, union president. Brodie said employees voted to affiliate with the union this year.

Brodie said Brinks’ armored truck drivers have worked without a contract since Oct. 31, 1984.


The union leader predicted that the effects of the strike will be first seen at automatic bank teller machines, service stations and supermarkets, which will have trouble getting their normal deliveries of cash.

Thus far, however, representatives of major businesses said they were getting by.

“The contingency plan we have put into effect has permitted our organization to run smoothly for its customers,” said Susan Taha, head of Security Pacific National Bank’s news bureau.

She said the bank did not anticipate any major problems “but to predict any distance out in the future is not possible.”

Officials of Brinks were unavailable for comment.